A cute picture, but man I was exhausted at this point already!
2. Accept help!
There is no need to be Supermomma within the first month! You can save that for the second. Accept the help that is offered! Whether its to bring you a meal or to babysit, take it! I found myself eating things I wasn't necessarily a fan of just because I didn't have to make it myself. In terms of babysitting, you can use that time to take a shower, nap or just clean up around the house without worrying what's going on with the baby (unless it's a not-so-baby savvy person)
My mom - one of our biggest helpers!
3. Bring metamucil to the hospital with you
This maybe too much information, however, it was the best piece of advice I got from my mom. They do give you some medication at the hospital to help but it doesn't really. So to not offend some of my readers (hello, siblings!), I'll keep this short and sweet. Bring it to the hospital, some in the morning, some in the evening and you should be good!
and one that I wish I had used
4. The Itzbeen
I was told about this by Mama G, a fellow January 2011 momma! I think it is amazing. It takes a lot of the guess work out taking care of baby. I found I had a tricky time remember how long it had been since I had fed Monkey or even determining how long he'd been asleep. Like I said, this take all of the work out of it. I'll most likely be getting this when my next little Pumpkin arrives. Although I do have a fancy phone now so I might just get one of the apps to keep track of things!
My last recommendation is to link up with Mama G over at Growing up Geeky to see some other great idea for Mommies-to-be! Many of these other mommies are January 2011 mommies, who I've gotten to "know" over the past year and a bit and have some really fantastic ideas.